SWANSEA High School student Georgia McConville grew up as a water baby.
Now, the 17 year old from Swansea Heads represents Australia in water polo with the Hunter Academy of Sport.
Following in her older sister's footsteps, McConville started water polo when she was 12.
Her under-18s national team The Hurricanes is a tight-knit group of girls who have played together since they were young.
McConville said they made a great team, developing their skills in the pool for water polo, which she described as "a combination of swimming and rugby union".
Earlier this year, the team placed second in the under-18s nationals competition, beaten by arch nemesis Sydney Northern Beaches.
The Hurricanes are now in preparation for the 2014 National League water polo season, which starts in February.
McConville trains six days a week.
Together, the team swims and does resistance training in water, as well as gym workouts and cross training.
On top of this, McConville is midway through her HSC exams, but that has not held her back from sporting achievements.
This month, she received a 2013 Greater Building Society Youth Fund Sports Scholarship, which would be helpful since sponsorship was hard to find.